Mariano Rivera, a New York Yankees pitcher, recently underwent knee surgery that went smoothly, according to the baseball player.
The Panamanian right-handed pitcher, nicknamed "Mo," tore his right ACL and damaged meniscus in the knee while shagging fly balls in batting practice May 3. A blood clot in his right calf delayed the surgery until Tuesday, according to the Boston Herald.
Rivera, 42, tweeted about his surgery yesterday: "My surgery was a success, it went perfectly. I am looking forward to beginning my rehab soon. Thanks as always for your prayers. #GodBless."
Caring about the hometown hero, New York Senator Chuck Schumer tweeted a shout-out to Rivera via Twitter: "Wishing @MarianoRivera speedy recovery from successful surgery. Can't wait to see him back on the mound #NYLovesComebacks."
Watch Rivera's emotional interview with the Wall Street Journal as he discusses his injury:
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